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    Shoes for comfortable OTR trucking

    Professional truck drivers spend many, many hours behind the wheel. It would seem that wearing proper, comfortable shoes would minimize fatigue and foot pain while driving long distances day after day. What shoes do you recommend wearing for long-distance truck driving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torque2Haul View Post
    What shoes do you recommend wearing for long-distance truck driving?
    The same shoes you wear on a day to day basis....

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    Quote Originally Posted by REDD View Post
    The same shoes you wear on a day to day basis....
    I find low-top basketball or walking/running style athletic shoes comfortable for day-to-day activities, but I was thinking a thicker or stiffer sole, for example, might be better in protecting the foot arch, etc. when driving long-distances.

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    None, kick the shoes off next to the seat.

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    I wear $40 steel toed boots on a day to day basis... Including driving my truck & riding my bike. You don't need any special footwear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash935 View Post
    None, kick the shoes off next to the seat.
    Don't do that either.... Some states consider it illegal & can ticket you for driving in bare feet.

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    after years of trying different brands hubby has fallen in love with his redwings! he has had them over a year now and they are like new, no worn spots on the sole etc.........NO back or leg pain either

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    Hey all,
    New to trucking but from years of turning wrenches I can absolutely tell you redwings are great comfy shoes that last awhile. Cowboy boots sure look cool though!!

    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyhubby View Post
    after years of trying different brands hubby has fallen in love with his redwings! he has had them over a year now and they are like new, no worn spots on the sole etc.........NO back or leg pain either

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    After having horrendous foot and leg pain I saw a specialist several years ago. He told me the best shoes to wear are Nike air cross trainers. They give the best arch support and also are best for the heels and achilles tendons.

    I wear them unless wearing dress heels or my beloved thick soled flip flops. (which are the worst shoes to wear)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas-Nana View Post
    After having horrendous foot and leg pain I saw a specialist several years ago. He told me the best shoes to wear are Nike air cross trainers. They give the best arch support and also are best for the heels and achilles tendons.

    I wear them unless wearing dress heels or my beloved thick soled flip flops. (which are the worst shoes to wear)

    Agreed, I wear Nike cross trainers and can definitely tell a difference. Shoes are a major issue with me since having some spinal problems a few years ago, and I've become very selective about what I will wear.

    When I'm not wearing those I wear my Timberland TitanXL (titanium toe) boots, which are surprisingly comfortable, and very free breathing, for wearing long sessions. I've actually just pulled these back out and put them back in the truck to start wearing full time since it's starting to get colder.

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